Interior Design by India Mahdavi, Photographed by Francois Halard

Why Our Style Editor Is Technicolor-Obsessed

Happy hues, anyone?

July 8, 2022

Those who know me are acutely aware that I shy away from color in my own life. My closet is a mix of black, white and navy, and I can say the same about my apartment. But something in me is attracted to strong jolts of color right now: Maybe it’s because of summertime, the countless ice cream trucks I pass on my commute or the Blondie music that’s on repeat in my head. Whatever it may be, these happy hues are guaranteed to satisfy that craving and be the mood-boosters we all need!



  • “Can you imagine your friend’s face when you bring them their birthday cake served on this jewel? How could you pass up such a joyous moment?”

    Orange & Yellow Cake Platter by Maria Enomoto Glass for SSENSE, $345, ssense.com

  • “Hypnotic and engrossing. I could stare at Ryan’s work for days.”

    The Ghost of Rationality by Ryan Crotty, highnoongallery.com

  • “James Perkins can do no wrong, and this piece is testament to that. If you’re in New York, go check out his show at Hannah Traore Gallery, up until July 30, 2022.”

    Event Horizon Pink Triangle by James Perkins, jamesperkinsstudio.com

  • “Have you ever? These might be my summer splurge.”

    Aviator Sunglasses by JW Anderson x Persol, $361, jwanderson.com

  • “I love the element of surprise when a pair of bright-pink socks is revealed.”

    Gradient Socks by Jacquemus, $50 per pair, jacquemus.com

  • “My favorite print of all time. The brown really helps ground the whole thing; I’m picturing curtains in a chocolate-lacquered bedroom.”

    Textile Hawai fabric by Josef Frank, $248 per yard, svenskttenn.com

  • “Take it to the beach; throw your lunch in it; grab it on the way out the door for your kid’s soccer game. This bag is always a yes.”

    Fish Bag by Marni, $460, marni.com

  • “A traditional ikat in the most electric colors—this print will instantly cheer up any room.”

    Bodhi Tree fabric by Johnson Hartig/Libertine for Schumacher, price upon request, fschumacher.com

  • “Another perfect entrée to wearing color—you’ll have everyone asking you to add the link in your bio!”

    B Multicolored Necklace by Bea Bongiasca, $940, en.beabongiasca.com

  • “I love when people take risks with lighting in a room; it can really be that surprising or interesting element that’s needed. These wall lamps are art for your walls.”

    Small Joy Lamp by Draga & Aurel, $7,610, artemest.com


  • “I happen to love quilts: They’re the perfect layer on a bed or the back of a sofa. This one is especially perfect, with its tonal palette and geometric pattern.”

    Bauhaus Quilt by Jessica Ogden and Jean Touitou for A.P.C., $670, apc-us.com

  • “Flat Vernacular is new to me, but I’m totally sold—entranced by this gradient splatter. Pure JOY!”

    The Heavens fabric by Flat Vernacular, $165 per yard, flatvernacular.com

  • “It’ll put an instant smile on every guest’s face when you bring these tumblers out.”

    Shade Red To Pink Tumblers by Luisa Beccaria, $160 for set of two, luisabeccaria.it

  • “Who says water pitchers need to be clear? And who says you can only put water in this—almost psycadellic—vessel?”

    Calcedonio Glass Water Pitcher by Moda Domus, $360, modaoperandi.com


  • “I am obsessed with FreelingWaters and their painted furniture. Might be time to sell my left kidney to purchase one. (Who needs two kidneys anyway?)”

    Augustus Cabinet by FreelingWaters, price upon request, thefutureperfect.com


  • “The perfect wallpaper if you’re shy about using pattern: It’ll translate as a texture until you’re close, and then—bang! Flowers!”

    Superbloom wallpaper by Backdrop for Schumacher, price upon request, fschumacher.com


  • “Art, but make it functional. And, every room could use an oddity!”

    Scribble Lamp by Misha Kahn, friedmanbenda.com

  • “Johnny Niesche is one of favorite artists, and this compilation of his work is so good! Completely mesmerizing.”

    Cracked Actor Book by Johnny Niesche, $55, booksamillion.com

  • “Let this wallpaper take you to the heavens!”

    Mercurio wallpaper by Charlap Hyman & Herrero for Schumacher, price upon request, fschumacher.com

  • “Cashmere, check! Dose of color, check! Happiness, check! This color-blocked throw comes in the best assortment of colors.”

    Array Throw by Saved NY, from $975, saved-ny.com

  • “Pure art. Add this box next to your sofa, a side chair or under your library table. It’s almost too pretty to function.”

    2 Way Shift Box by Facture Studio, price upon request, facturestudio.com


  • “Angel’s work caught my eye on Instagram, and I first thought they were lamps. The quality of the paint is captivating; the colors vibrate the longer you look at it.”

    Scultpure by Angel Oloshove, angeloloshove.com